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Global markets again tumbled on Monday, in part over virus-related fears as the U.S. confirms over 500 cases of COVID-19. President Trump has downplayed the spread of coronavirus, even contradicting his own health officials. He also claimed that the media and Democrats exaggerated the danger of the virus at a recent campaign rally.

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe (@ayesharascoe) talks to Jeremy Hobson about the controversial government response to coronavirus so far.

This segment aired on March 9, 2020.

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